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GT Band Distributes More Than $684K To Local Organizations

By Beth Milligan | July 23, 2019

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians announced the distribution of $684,114 in gaming revenue allocation to local governments and school districts this week.

The 39 recipients received funding as part of the Tribe's two percent allocation, which takes place twice per year. The Tribe received 67 applications totaling $1.8 million in funding requests this cycle. Final selection of recipients was made by a vote of the Tribal Council. The next decision regarding two percent allocations will occur in January. Since the two percent allocation began in 1994, the Grand Traverse Band has allocated $39,437,067 to local organizations.

The following is a complete list of local organizations and projects that received funding this cycle.

Gov't to Gov't Agreement - Antrim County
Prisoner Housing Contract
$12,775

Gov't to Gov't Agreement - Benzie County
Prisoner Housing Contract
$19,162.50

Gov't to Gov't Agreement - Charlevoix County
Prisoner Housing Contract
$12,775

Gov't to Gov't Agreement - Leelanau County
Prisoner Housing Contract
$63,875

Antrim County
Funding for the Antrim County Baby Pantry is to help prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting young families by offering baby food, diapers, wipes, hygiene, cribs, mattress pads, sheets, everything needed to begin a healthy life, clothing, car seats and educational materials.
$2,500

Bay Area Transportation Authority
Funding for additional transit stop amenities along BATA’s routes.
$11,000

Benzie County Office of Emergency Management
Funding to purchase a "Radio Gateway" that will connect together, radios that may be otherwise incompatible when emergency first responders deploy to an emergency.
$4,835

Boyne City Public School
Indian Education Program
$18,000

Central Lake Township Fire and Rescue
Funding for new Deltair self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), new masks, protective bags for masks, and new air cylinders.
$4,965.12

City of Boyne City
Funding for the Boyne Area Free Clinic, which is now in its 12th year of operation.
$6,000

Charlevoix County Sheriff's Office
Funding to install "The Night Lock Door Barricade System" on every interior door in every school in Charlevoix County.
$15,000

Charlevoix Public Schools
Indian Education Program
$12,000

Charter Township of Garfield
Funding for the Botanic Garden to increase its capacity to serve visitors with mobility limitations by purchasing one of two transportation carts that will enable us to ensure all visitors, regardless of ability or age, can participate fully.
$13,700

East Jordan Fire Department
Funding for the used ambulance that will be converted into a much-needed rescue/rehab truck, which the City of East Jordan and East Jordan Firefighters Funds have partnered to do.
$4,200

Elk Rapids Public Schools
Indian Education Program
$44,000

Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners
Funding for the Father Fred Foundation, which offers housing assistance in 2 forms: Security Deposits and Rental Arrearages.
$10,000

Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners
Funding for Michigan Indian Legal Services (MILS) for the continuation of its Helping Families in Child Welfare Court Project.
$2,500 

Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners
Funding for the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center (TBACAC) to underwrite costs for training materials and related outreach resources to support the prevention programs focusing currently on individual behavior change
$8,326.02

Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department
Funding to replace current snowmobile with a new sled.
$8,666.10

Leelanau County Board of Commissioners
Funding towards the Leelanau County Cancer Foundation, which is a 501c3 organization that aims to lighten the burden of financial stress and worry on county residents who have been diagnosed with cancer.
$2,500

Leelanau County Board of Commissioners
Funding towards supporting the Mid-Michigan Veterans Honor Flight with its mission of sending Leelanau County Veterans on a free trip to Washington, D.C. to view the memorials built to honor their service and sacrifices to their country.
$2,500

Leland Township Fire & Rescue
Funding to purchase needed equipment to greatly improve and supplement ventilation and fire suppression capabilities for the recently purchased used aerial ladder truck for elevated (75 ft.) roof or rescue operations and fire suppressing capabilities.
$15,057

Michigan State University Extension - Grand Traverse County
Funding to support a continued partnership between MSU Extension, national non-profit FoodCorps and Suttons Bay and Traverse Heights Elementary schools.
$10,000

Northport Public Schools
Indian Education Program
$46,000

Northwestern Michigan College
Funding for the continuation of Native American support services at NMC.
$15,694.94

Paradise Emergency Services
Funding for the Holmotro combi extrication tools; with its multiple uses and mobility, it will be a monumental tool for the primary ambulance, when immediate patient access is needed.
$9,500

Peninsula Township Fire Department
Funding for the Lucas 3 Chest Compression system, which has been proven to be greatest effectiveness for patients needing CPR.
$5,000

South Torch Lake Fire and Rescue
New thermal imaging cameras with vehicle charging units.
$5,000

Star Township Fire Department
Funding for extrication equipment known as the Jaws of Life.
$18,361.04

Suttons Bay Bingham Fire and Rescue Authority
Funding will be used for the purchase of a PPE and Hoser Dryer with all accessories; Hose Washer (mobile); Personal Protective Gear Washer/Extractor, plus cost of freight.
$30,687

Suttons Bay Public Schools
Funding to provide Academic Interventionist for our Middle School students, grades 6, 7, and 8. Due to the high educational needs of all of our students, we spend most of our state and federal revenue on various programs to help our students with the most need.
$9,978.08

Suttons Bay Public School
Indian Education Program
$100,000

Traverse City Area Public Schools
Indian Education Program
$87,000

Traverse City Area Public Schools
Funding will be utilized to pay teachers and social workers hours outside of their work day to support the Intense Student Support Network (ISSN) Program work with students.
$5,000

Traverse City Area Public Schools
Funding for the LEAP program, also known as the Learning, Enrichment, and Athletic Program, provides athletics, arts, and enrichment opportunities for preschool through 12th grade students.
$5,000

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
Funding to bring the Junior Achievement Titan business challenge to the area under the leadership of Junior Achievement.
$4,000

Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District
Funding will allow Michael's Place to work with regional schools in a number of capacities all of which are critical needs.
$15,000

Village of Elk Rapids
Funding for the Elk Rapids Police Department to purchase NX-5400K2 Kenwood 800 MHZ radios; 1P67 speaker mics; nylon carrying cases; and state activation fee for the radios.
$8,395.92

Whitewater Township Fire Department
Funding towards replacement of the current tanker vehicle.
$15,161.04 
 

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